Woody’s Lunch Box review
Toy Story Land, which opened this summer (2018), is a playground for children and adults alike. There are rides to be ridden, sights to be seen (you have seen my post about the views of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge that you can see right from Toy Story Land, right?), and yes, food to be eaten. Next up in my Toy Story Land series: Woody’s Lunch Box review & tips!
In this post you’ll discover:
- Great photo opps
- Tips for avoiding the long lines
- Why you must visit even if you don’t eat here
- Our review of dinner and dessert
Only Food Source in Toy Story Land
You will discover Toy Story Land at the very back of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
With so much popularity in this area (yes, it’s that incredible), you’ll want to quickly note two things of importance.
- There is only one restroom area in Toy Story Land (post coming soon)
- There is only one source of food in Toy Story Land
Yes, Woody’s Lunch Box is the only place you can eat within Toy Story Land, which it makes it all the more important to understand the details about seating and how to avoid the long lines. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with all the scoop within this post.
Woody’s Lunch Box is a Quick Service restaurant which accepts some dining plans.
Quick Service meaning that you stand in the line, order, receive meal at window, and are responsible for getting your own seating, which is outdoors in this case, and first-come, first-served.
PRO TIP: Because it is a Quick Service restaurant, we opted not to eat lunch here, and instead opted for dinner. Here’s why. We visited in July. Hot. Humid. Toy Story Land was brand new and the lines for Slinky Dog Dash were hours long (this was a last minute trip and we could not snag Fast Passes – sigh). After riding the rollercoaster and standing in line so long, my family really needed some down time, in shade, with a buffet and no pressure to leave our table. We opted for Hollywood and Vine’s character lunch. Air conditioning was just what we needed. Consider that as you are planning your day, especially since you need to visit Toy Story Land at night too – a totally different experience.
Note that even though it’s the only food source, I did notice a couple different carts for bottled water.
Woody’s Lunch Box is an Actual Lunch Box
You might not realize it at first, but Woody’s Lunch Box is an actual lunch box found deep within Andy’s backyard.
Take a look at the first photo I posted.
D you see the thermos holding up the lunch box lid?
Do you see the OREO cookies snuck in?
Do you see the mini Babybel cheese?
Do you notice the animal crackers?
And the menu above the pick up windows is actually a juicebox!
It’s All in the Details
Disney couldn’t have come up with a better idea for a restaurant located in Andy’s backyard. It’s as if Andy just dropped his lunchbox on his way home from school to play.
The details don’t stop at the restaurant, of course.
The best part about Toy Story Land is that everywhere you look, every glance you take, you will notice some nod to the Toy Story movies, your childhood memories, or both.
Take this area (above) within Woody’s Lunch Box seating area. You spy the Green Army Men looking out over the area keeping watch.
My favorite – the gigantic straws used to hold up the Christmas lights! Fun during the day. Beautiful in the evening.
Even if you opt not to grab a snack or meal at Woody’s Lunch Box, you’ll want to walk through the area.
You will smile. Guaranteed.
Don’t miss out on the cute photo opps on either side of the lunchbox.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Menus
While you wait in line to order, Cast Members were handing out laminated menus so you could make your choices and be ready.
The lunch and dinner menu is the same – American fare fit for a toy!
I took photos so you could see first-hand. I love that many of the items were shown with a photo.
This is the back side of the lunch and dinner menu.
Yes, Woody’s Lunch Box also serves breakfast. While we visited Toy Story Land first thing, we usually opt to eat before we go or on the way thanks to protein bars. However, I’m eyeing the S’more French Toast Sandwich for next time!
PRO TIP: The famous Lunch Box Tarts are available any time of day!
You can find the breakfast menu here.
Our Dinner Experience
The three of us ordered light dinners, having enjoyed a large buffet for lunch at Hollywood and Vine.
BBQ Brisket Melt – came with potato barrels (aka tator tots).
Turkey Half Sandwich Kids Meal – came with tomato-basil soup and mandarin orange. TIP: We already had one order with potato barrels to share so we asked to substitute with the soup, as in the adult meals.
One order of “Totchos” – consists of potato barrels, corn chips, chili, and cheese (green onions and sour cream toppings too).
We each enjoyed our meal. I was impressed with the tomato-basil soup – delicious! It was exactly what we needed, a light dinner.
And then we enjoyed dessert!
Woody’s Lunch Box Tarts
We also ordered two Lunch Box Tarts, one of each to test them out just for you. All in the name of research of course. 🙂
There are two options here:
- Raspberry Lunch Box Tart
- Chocolate Hazelnut with Candied Bacon Lunch Box Tart
Each tart came in a white enveloped sleeve. They were not what I expected. I had been expecting a more traditional “Pop Tart” type texture, but they were much softer than those. Disney’s Lunch Box Tarts tasted very homemade. Mmmmm!
PRO TIP: If you want to get that perfect Instagram shot of your Lunch Box Tarts, be careful. You can see that my Raspberry Lunch Box Tart easily cracked when I was handling it. They were fragile. They are long in shape and they crack/split easily, so use both hands.
We shared two of the tarts between three of us and that was enough. We wanted to be able to try each flavor and surprisingly they were enough to fill us up.
Which Lunch Box Tart was best?
I’m going to preface this with the fact that I’m a chocolate AND bacon lover, so I fully expected that tart to win. But it didn’t. All three of us voted for Raspberry, as it just had more flavor to it. I would order both and share with your family and friends.
How to Avoid the Long Lines
Right now there are long lines everywhere in Toy Story Land. From Slinky Dog Dash to Woody’s Lunch Box.
I quickly learned one way to avoid the long line at Woody’s Lunch Box, and it also was a way where we could grab a rare seat.
Let’s talk about seating first.
There aren’t that many tables and chairs within the area. The ones that exist are incredibly themed, many with mini Babybel cheese seats (and toothpick holding it together). The green umbrellas over the tables are “taped” together. Imagineering perfection.
But it’s hard to snag a table, especially during critical meal times.
PRO TIP: Don’t get in line to order your food. Focus on grabbing a table.
Here’s why. As I was standing in the very long line above, I remember seeing something about Mobile Ordering. I pulled out my phone, opened up the My Disney Experience App, and proceeded to place my order directly from my phone (while I was in line might I add). Once I finished ordering, I got out of line. I went back to the table my family was able to grab until my order was ready.
Mobile Ordering is available at Woody’s Lunch Box. Use it. (Detailed post coming soon)
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